Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Liberal Democrat Member of the House of Lords.
My parliamentary interests are around economic and foreign affairs and security policy. I am chairman of the House of Lords European Union Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs and a Member of both the House of Lords EU Select Committee, and the Joint House of Commons – House of Lords Select Committee on the National Security Strategy.
Outside Parliament, I am Chancellor of the University of Northampton. I am also Vice President of Liberal International – the network of Liberal Parties around the world. In addition, I am on the Advisory Board of the thinktank Demos and am on the Steering Committee of the Anglo-German Conference, Königswinter. Recently, I was a member of the Chatham House Working Group on Challenges and Choices for the UK after 2015.